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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, April 11, 1936 (continued)

(1) G 2010 (continued)
G 2010 Y: Removed the chamber blocking. It is underneath the casing of mastaba G 2012. Very small. Dubsh, mud bound, and one stone. Body (child), head on north (broken). Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sketch of the shafts appeared today.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2012
G 2012 A: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and one stone course underneath. Down 2.75 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and red debris. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 2012 B: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud above and rock below. It is north of A and south of C. Down 1.8 meters. White limestone debris and pebble. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(3) G 2402
On the top of the mastaba, to expose the shafts and the lining of the mastaba. Limestone debris, dubsh, sand, black debris and stones. No shafts exposed yet.

Sunday, April 12, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2012 A, B, C, D
(2) G 2402

(1) G 2012
G 2012 A: In shaft. Total depth 4.55 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and red debris. Chamber on east, cut in rock, bound with mud and above the blocking some dubsh without bounding [binding?]. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2012 B: In shaft. Total depth 3.87 meters. Dubsh and pebbles. Chamber on west, cut in rock, blocked with stones, big dubsh without bounding [binding?]. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2012 C: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above and rock below. It is north of B and south of D. Total depth 3.65 meters. Limestone debris, pebble and dubsh. Chamber on west, cut in rock. Blocked with big dubsh not bound. Reached the rock in shaft. Blocking left for photo.

G 2012 D: In shaft. Lined with dubsh above. It is north of C. Down 1.45 meters. Limestone debris and dubsh. Chamber in shaft, roofed with big dubsh and some mud bound above. Blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

(2) G 2402
On the top of the mastaba. In exposing the building on east and north. Limestone debris, sand, dubsh, some stones and potsherds. Shafts not yet exposed and also the building not yet exposed.

Monday, April 13, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2402

(1) G 2402
In the street, east of this mastaba, between this mastaba and mastaba G 2407, and also north of it to expose the building, and the shafts. Sand, dubsh, potsherds and limestone debris. Building and shafts not yet exposed.

Tuesday, April 14, 1936
Day of rest.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    04/11/1936; 04/12/1936; 04/13/1936; 04/14/1936
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2407

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.